Roger Chiu, a long-time fixture at International Community Health Services (ICHS), has decided to retire this month after 38 years of dedicated service as ICHS laboratory manager and medical technician. Described as a modest, low-key individual, Chiu started at ICHS in 1980, right after he graduated from Seattle University’s medical technology program. At the time, […]
On Aug. 12, BB6 held its first pop-up (a one-night restaurant) at Wann Yen in Seattle from 6 to 9 p.m. BB6 is helmed by Tiffany Ran, who has been a cook at popular Seattle establishments, such as The Walrus and the Carpenter, The White Swan Public House, and Miyabi 45th. Ran is also an […]
Jonathan Sposato — the chairman and co-founder of Geekwire.com — announced at his VIP party on Aug. 16 that he and his wife, Heather Lowenthal, have been named campaign co-chairs for United Way of King County. At the exclusive event, held at Sposato’s house in Magnolia, Sposato also introduced his partners at Geekwire, John Cook […]
Seattle police held its Public Safety Day at Hing Hay Park on Aug. 17. Dozens of community members gathered to meet officers. The Mounted Patrol Unit were a big hit — adults and children alike surrounded the officers to snap photos.
Miss Seafair Zoraida Valdovinos knighted the president of the Rotary Club of Seattle, Cynthia Runger, on Aug. 16 for her good work in the community. Runger was the first woman of color to hold that position.
Here are the AAPI appointments: Lori Wada as commissioner to the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA). Wada immigrated to Washington from Seoul, South Korea when she was 18 years old. She holds a BA degree from St. Martin’s University. Kunal Walia to the Dental Quality Assurance Commission. Walia graduated in 2007 […]
The new in-country director for PeaceTrees Vietnam is Ha Pham. Pham has worked for PeaceTrees for the last 16 years and she calls it her second home. “My biggest goal is to continue growing PeaceTrees as an organization. This will include maintaining and developing the values and trust that PeaceTrees has cultivated for the past […]
Angela Wan of International Community Health Services (ICHS) is one of five nonprofit staff finalists named in AARP’s Asian American & Pacific Islander Hero Award. The annual awards honor individuals who serve AAPIs over age 50. Wan is going up against Denny Chan of Justice in Aging, Johnny Chen of Florence Fang Asian Community Garden, […]
Art (Isamu) Shibayama, civil rights champion of the Japanese Latin Americans, died peacefully with family by his bedside on July 31 in San Jose, Calif. He was 88. Born in Lima, Peru in 1930, Shibayama was 13 years old when he, along with his family, was kidnapped and transported to the United States. Immediately upon […]
Lt. Cmdr. Francis Montojo, a Seattle native and Fairfield High School graduate, serves in the U.S. Navy at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor. As a strategic weapons officer, Montojo is responsible for overseeing training, operations and certification of the submarine force with expertise in strategic weapons systems matters. “I enjoy the people I work with,” said Montojo, […]